Congress ticks off Jairam Ramesh for comments on Home Ministry

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New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday criticized Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh for his alleged comments in China on the Home Ministry.

"It was not proper for Jairam Ramesh to comment on another ministry. He should have not made those comments," said Singhvi.

"Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has made his displeasure clear to the Union Minister," he added.

Further lashing out at Ramesh's comments, Singhvi said: "We don't approve of the comments made by Jairam Ramesh. Yes, as a party, we disapprove his comments.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought an explanation from the Prime Minister on the whole issue.

"Lobbyists have entered the Union Cabinet. Prime Minister must reign in his ministers and give an explanation on the whole issue," said a BJP leader.

Dr Singh reportedly spoke to Ramesh over his critical comments.

PMO sources said Dr Singh asked Ramesh not to comment on the functioning of other ministries.

On a visit to China this weekend at an international conference on climate change, Ramesh embarrassed his own government by using words like 'alarmist' and 'paranoid' for the Home Ministry's policies on the entry of Chinese companies in India. (ANI)

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